Summer Session activities set to shine on campus

5/2/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

Summer Session 2007 at the University is set to shine with a wide variety of events to enrich and enliven your summer, including Watermelon Wednesday summer concerts on the Quad, Tuesday movies on the JTSU lawn, a noontime summer lecture series and more.

"Godspell," Sheppard in Sheppard, Summer Choral Concert, and Argenta and Friends Concerts are presented as part of the 12th annual Artown festival, July 1 through July 31, with major funding provided by the City of Reno.

The month-long arts festival features more than 350 events, produced by more than 100 partnering organizations and individuals in more than 90 locations citywide.

Free Summer Lecture Series

Summer Session, in collaboration with departments and committees across campus, presents this new series offered on select Thursdays from 12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Bring a lunch and take part in a cultural dialogue as scholars and community leaders discuss history, communication, health and wellness and more in the William Raggio Building, Room 2003.

Topics include:

  • May 24: "Am I Ready for a Longer Life?" with Larry Weiss, Ph.D.
  • June 7: "Taming the Gremlin" with Jennifer Mahon, Ph.D.
  • June 14: "Fitness: Inside and Out" with Bill Oberding
  • June 28: "How African Americans Saved the West: Jazz in 1920s Paris" with Dennis Dworkin, Ph.D.
  • July 12: "My Dad (or Mom) Has That - Will I?" with LuAnne Steininger and Susan Harris, M.S., M.A.
  • July 19: "Banshees I Have Known: Celtic Folklore from Places of Magic to Great Stories" with Ron James, M.A.
  • August 9: "Is What You're Taking Making You Better or Sicker?" Teresa Sacks, M.P.H., and Chris Shea, Pharm.D.

Free Barbecues are Back!

Join Summer Session on the Jot Travis Student Union lawn for a free lunch from noon-1 p.m. (while supplies last!) on these Thursdays:

  • May 31 to kick off Mini-Term
  • June 21 to kick off First Term
  • July 26 to kick off Second Term

Free Tuesday Night Movies

From June 5 - Aug. 14, take a break on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Bring a blanket and low-back chair and enjoy free movies on the Jot Travis Student Union lawn with free popcorn and drinks!

Nevada Repertory Company Summer Festival and Reno Little Theater present "Godspell"

Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak. Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

  • Where: Redfield Proscenium Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building
  • When: July 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., matinee July 7 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Directed by: Sue Klemp, Musical direction by Damon Stevens
  • Tickets: Opening weekend special $15. Mid-week special (Wed. and Thurs.) $17. All other shows Adult $20/University student, senior, child $17/Child 14 and under $15.
  • Tickets: or call 1-(800) 225-2277.

Sheppard in Sheppard

When: July 9-August 3, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening reception and lecture: July 12, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno campus

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery will exhibit the works of its namesake, artist Craig Sheppard, a former faculty member credited with greatly enriching the arts on campus and in the community. Noted for his western-themed oil and watercolor paintings, Sheppard's diverse graphic expressions are internationally acclaimed.

Free Summer Concerts and Watermelon on the Quad

Voted one of Reno Gazette-Journal's "Best Family Outings" - free Watermelon Wednesday concerts on the Quad are fun for all ages. Bring a blanket or a low-back chair and join the fun from 6-8 p.m. on these Wednesdays:

  • July 11: Sol'Jibe
  • July 18: John Philip Sousa (Reno Municipal Band with MasterWorks Chorale)
  • July 25: Big Swing (Reno Municipal Band)
  • August 1: Disney (Reno Municipal Band)
  • Aug. 8: Brant
  • Aug. 15: Guitar Woody and the Boilers

Concerts are presented by Summer Session in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association.

Free Summer Choral Concert

  • When: July 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus

Join community vocalists as they perform folksongs and spirituals from around the world, including works by Stephen Foster and arrangements by Robert Decormier.

Argenta and Friends Summer Concert

  • When: July 10, 12 and 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus

Beat the heat with critically acclaimed faculty chamber music ensemble Argenta, featuring John Lenz, Phillip Ruder and James Winn, along with a few of their friends from the music community.


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